Musicians and entertainers from across Shropshire are coming together to help a charity for disabled people celebrate its new name.

Transhouse Oswestry, which is based at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, was launched 25 years ago to provide transitional housing and support for people with spinal cord injuries.

It has now been renamed Ethos Group Oswestry to reflect its wider work in supporting people with all disabilities to participate in mainstream society.

The variety concert on October 12 at The Memorial Hall, Oswestry at 7.45pm will mark the launch of the new name and celebrate the charity’s 25 years of work based with the orthopaedic hospital and its spinal injuries unit.

Organiser, Marg Kynaston, a former administrator with the charity, said the event was a way of marking a new beginning for Ethos as well as raising funds.

“We wanted to raise awareness of the wonderful work that the charity does with people with disabilities particularly with the rebrand taking place. Many of the performers have a personal link with Ethos and wanted to take part as their own tribute to the work it does,” said Marg.

The variety concert will feature folk duo Meri Lawes and Rosie MacDiarmid, better known as part of the Shropshire folk band, Half Six, plus rock band Monterey Jack and the Malcontents whose bass player, Malcolm Tarkenter is a wheelchair user.

Also in the line-up is folk singer, Manda Taylor whose partner is a wheelchair user and Ethos client, Shropshire belly dancing group Al Jamila and female acapella group Nostalgia of which Marg Kynaston is a member. Members of Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society will also perform sketches between the music and dance.

There will also be a bar, raffle and flag bingo.

Ethos chief executive, Fae Dromgool, said that the concert would mark the launch of the new name and give the organisation chance to welcome new and existing supporters.

“The work that we do has changed over the past 25 years. The way in which people with disabilities have to access support in all areas of life is so much more complex now that we have had to expand and diversify our services well beyond providing transitional housing, “ she said.

Tickets for the concert cost £8 and are available from Rowanthorn in Chapel Court, Oswestry , by contacting Marg Kynaston on 01691 830558 or online at Ticketsource.